A psychoanalytic perspective on depression.

  title={A psychoanalytic perspective on depression.},
  author={Charles Brenner},
  journal={Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association},
  volume={39 1},
A correct understanding of the role of depressive affect in triggering psychic conflict leads to a reformulation of the origins and the psychodynamics of depression as a feature of mental illness. It also raises serious question about the validity of the diagnosis of depressive illness. 

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